The volume of Russian movies on the domestic film distribution marketshould increase to 20 percent by 2006, Russian Prime Minister MikhailKasyanov announced at a Cabinet meeting today. The meeting was devoted tomeasures on state support to the domestic film industry. Kasyanov notedthat the attendance rate of cinemas in Russia had doubled over the pastthree years, however, all cinemas are "filled with foreign films". He notedit was important to secure the correct mechanism for spending budget fundsallocated for the Russian film industry..
Russia's Ambassador to Belarus, Mikhail Babich, said that Moscow would treat any military intervention in the affairs of Belarus as an attack on Russia